What is Court?

  • (noun): An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature
    See also — Additional definitions below

Court

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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Dunstan - Early Life (909–43) - School To The King's Court
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... king and was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and threw him into a ...
Wyoming - State Law and Government - Judicial System
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... Wyoming is unusual in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...
Daniel Webster - Constitutional Lawyer
... had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... Of the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
Iona Nikitchenko
... Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... In 1924 was appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
Emperor Go-Kameyama - Eras of Go-Kameyama's Reign
... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern court Eras as ...

More definitions of "Court":

  • (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
    Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"
  • (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
    Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"
  • (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
    Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
  • (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
    Synonyms: courtroom
  • (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
    Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: courtyard
  • (verb): Seek someone's favor.
    Synonyms: woo
  • (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): Respectful deference.
    Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage
  • (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Margaret Court

Famous quotes containing the word court:

    I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
    Vera Brittain (1893–1970)

    When a man’s feeling and character are injured, he ought to seek a speedy redress.... My character you have injured, and further you have insulted me in the presence of a court and large audience. I therefore call upon you as a gentleman to give me satisfaction for the same.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    At court I met it, in clothes brave enough
    To be a courtier, and looks grave enough
    To seem a statesman.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)